Ten of us went on this route (sorry; I was lazy with the camera today; didn't get many of us). We did the first half of the route at high speed (for us), almost bordering on B+ territory. I was congratulating myself for the good shape I was in, even after 60+ hilly miles yesterday. Sean, who was the younger rider who overtook me a month ago, and I traded some leads on a couple of fast stretches (Winter Larry will let folks ride ahead on certain long stretches of road) (and forgive me if it's Shaun, or Shawn, or something else). We passed the supposedly-closed store in Cassville, and Larry thought he saw a delivery of rolls on the porch.
We stopped at another store, and heard from that proprietor that the wife of the fellow at the other tore had died; since then, sometimes he opens and sometimes he doesn't. At the new store, she had no bathrooms for us (she did let Laura OLPH sneak around back to use the facility), but she had hot coffee and a warm demeanor.
From there, we went up to St Vladimir's
A few pics below. At the start, first, Sean, looking larcenous with his face covered:
At the stop:
(This below would be a better picture if I had the skills and inclination to edit out the power lines)